what to wear: engagement session edition

Wondering what to wear for your engagement photos? You're not alone. Brides spend plenty of time planning the looks that will show up on everything from their save-the dates to the walls of their first house. Before you scan your closet or hit the mall, consider these top tips on what to wear for your engagement shoot.

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1. Wear Clothes That Make You Feel Like You

Now's not the time to pull out a beaded ball gown if you're a T-shirt and jeans kind of girl. You should feel comfortable in the outfit you choose. You should look like yourself but at your best.

2. Complement Each Other, But Don't Match

Complementing your man's look is one thing. But don't match your outfits and patterned prints aren't the best for portrait sessions. Stay away from anything too busy, as it can be unnecessary distraction in photos.

3. Choose Pastels, Cool Colors, and Neutral Tones

You'll want to avoid anything neon, lest you look like a hot, blinking sign. So consider wearing pastels, cool hues, or neutral tones, then add a pop of bright color with your accessories.

4. Incorporate at Least One Accessory

Accessories, such as a stylish scarf or chunky necklace, add serious "wow" factor no matter what you're wearing. Plus, they're easy to slip on and off, which means you'll have a variety of looks with a single outfit.

5. Choose Classic Rather Than Trendy Looks

You may love that black-and-white maxidress now, but next year you may only picture a referee or jailbird when you see yourself in head-to-toe stripes. Choose a look that recommend looks that will remain timeless, rather than outfits that could make your images feel dated a few years down the road.

6. Stick With Two Outfits

Don't fall victim to treating your engagement session as a fashion photo shoot. These are the pictures where you get to remember who you are at the end of the day when it's only the two of you! Two outfits is more than enough to reflect this in couples, and it ensures you won't spend your entire engagement session in a rush to change into the next set of clothes."

Cheers!

Patti